June 08, 2003

Bored Sick?

(UN.dur.lohd sin.drum, -drohm) n. Ill health or depression caused by a lack of challenges or stimulation at work.

"Boredom has exactly the same effect on the body as stress," says Dr Martyn Dyer-Smith, a psychologist at the University of Northumbria. "People who are normally busy can become ill when they don't have enough to do, because it sends their levels of stress hormones shooting up." ...

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Posted by fred1st at June 8, 2003 02:19 PM | TrackBack
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Nay. With such wit and wisdom as that which blows my way via the prevailing winds from Floyd, i am always, in some way, satified and stimulated.

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Posted by: Anne at June 8, 2003 03:26 PM

Underload Syndrome is what, on some days, makes retirement seem attractive. So far, the overload days outnumber the underload days; but, I'm overdue. On the other hand, I'll need to work at establishing structure for the time off work better than I do now (unfortunately, I was born with a sense of urgency). If I'm ill, you can bet that it isn't a work day. I need to better develop my walk-in-the-woods schedule.

Posted by: Cop Car at June 9, 2003 07:37 AM

Looking forward to underloading my system soon, Papa, in our little Here's Home Valley again. Save some blackberries for me. T-minus ~40 days and counting...

Posted by: the boy at June 9, 2003 12:49 PM

Underload syndrome. Yes, now that I look back I realize that a phrase or a word is needed for this, to give boredom it's due. Days with too much to do were preferable to days with nothing to do. I often finished my work faster than the average mensch, so I suffered from this often.

On such days, I shredded papers or hid behind the warehouse.

Posted by: Joel at June 9, 2003 05:02 PM

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